Support an Animal Rescue centre in Northern India by helping to feed, clean and care for rescued animals. Work alongside the local team to care for the injured, sick and abused dogs, donkeys, cows and other animals.
The centre is home to a range of animals including dogs, cows and donkeys, many of whom have been rescued from the streets of Udaipur. Volunteers will carry out a variety of different roles depending on the needs of the project at the time. Volunteers may be involved in:
Volunteers provide hands-on help and care to the many animals on site. During your first week you will have daily Hindi lessons and volunteers who stay for 2 weeks + will have a tour of the main attractions around Udaipur (including the Monsoon Palace and Jain Temple).
Volunteers normally work 5 days a week and have weekends off. Generally volunteers work around 6 - 8 hours per day.
There are normally 1-3 volunteers who work with local volunteers and staff at the centre. Animal Rescue, Child Care and Community Education volunteers in India all live together so there is normally 5 to 12 volunteers at the accommodation.
Some volunteers choose to combine the different volunteer roles while in India.
This project is closed between the 15 May - 24 June 2017 and 13 May - 24 June 2018.
Read about volunteer experiences and challenges in our India Animal Rescue volunteering reviews.
With many of the animals on site requiring daily care and monitoring the additional help from volunteers is vital. The support from volunteers allows the centre to provide an exceptionally high level of care to the animals as well as allowing them to increase their capacity for animals they can rescue and care for.
"Volunteers can save lives at Animal Rescue project by helping our nurses and doctors treat animals, encouraging sick or shy dogs to eat, bottle feeding orphaned animals and many more adventure await helping animals in India"Raj, Street Animal Rescue team
The project that you will join in India provides continuous support and care for the street animals of Udaipur; many of which have been abused, neglected, ill or injured. The project was established in 2002 and the team often rescue more than 3,500 animals each year.
The Animal Rescue centre runs a home and sanctuary for dogs, cows, donkeys, pigs, goats and other animals who cannot be returned to the street after their treatment. This is a 3 acres area of land where the animals can roam, play, sleep and investigate throughout the day.
The centre also works hard to educate the local community on animal welfare and inspire them to protect the lives of all animals. The project provides veterinary treatment and care to animals who would otherwise be left to fend for themselves on the streets of the city.
The project is based on the outskirts of Udaipur, which is a colourful Indian city with palaces and temples surrounded by mountains and with two lakes at its centre.
Volunteers live in a family guesthouse alongside the local team. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. You will share a room with up to 3 other volunteers. Rooms are allocated on a single-sex basis. The accommodation is simple but clean and has a TV room, dining room, kitchen, resources and lesson planning area and has Wi-Fi.
You can easily organise yoga, cooking, dance or henna classes when you arrive at the volunteer accommodation which are a great way to learn about Indian culture. The area is a fantastic base from which to explore India, with the Taj Mahal easily accessible you could choose to visit it on your weekends off.
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, visa. Budgeting guidance is provided in our Volunteering Guide which we will email you when you apply.
|1 week||£595||GB Pounds|
|Extra weeks||£125||GB Pounds|
Fees in currencies other than GBP are indicative only and volunteers are invoiced in GBP. For current exchange rates please see www.xe.com
Discount - For volunteers combining two or more of our projects in India
animals are rescued by the team each year
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“My time at the Animal Rescue project in India was definitely a worthwhile experience that I will never forget! The support from the Pod staff and the local coordinators was definitely exceptional.”Read more volunteer reviews
“Absolutely incredible experience. It is an amazing thing that you are doing for all these animals. I will be back, but this time for longer.”Read more volunteer reviews
“Very positive experience. The wonder of spending time with a frightened animal and gaining its trust is a special memory.”Read more volunteer reviews